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Brunels Line at Dawlish

#16 by Voltman , Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:28 am

Quote: mikejee wrote in post #2
Shame about the railway. It may put the moc kers on a pub friend of mine who is a train driver due to retire in a few months. He has been loudly hinting at work that he would really like to drive a 125 along that stretch of track that runs by the sea, one of the few routes in the area he has never driven. He was thinking that they might have taken notice


I think he was due a disappointment anyway Mike, the line doesn't appear to be electrified.


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RE: Brunels Line at Dawlish

#17 by mikejee , Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:54 am

As I understand it volty, 125s are diesels, on th GWR anyway


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RE: Brunels Line at Dawlish

#18 by Voltman , Sun May 17, 2015 11:45 am

You are quite right Mike, my only excuse for not knowing this is my age. I was only ten when they were introduced and I have always confused them with the APT.

I am reading a book about BR in the fifties and sixties and the HSDT is mentioned as a 125 MPH Diesel, reminding me of what you had said.


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RE: Brunels Line at Dawlish

#19 by Sheldonboy , Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:56 pm

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You are quite right Mike, my only excuse for not knowing this is my age. I was only ten when they were introduced and I have always confused them with the APT.

I am reading a book about BR in the fifties and sixties and the HSDT is mentioned as a 125 MPH Diesel, reminding me of what you had said.

Just caught up with this piece. Mallard holds the world record for a Steam engine at 125.88mph no other steam engines have come close.


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